Sy Brandon

 

brass quintet arrangements of Sy Brandon
   

Renaissance and Baroque

Bach - Duetto from Cantata 78 - This Allegro soprano and contralto duet has lyrical melodic lines over a bouncy accompaniment. The two trumpets have the solo parts while the rest of the quintet provides the accompaniment. The 2nd trumpet part works nicely on flugelhorn. Advanced

$10.00

Handel - Entrance of the Queen of Sheba - This arrangement gives the solo oboe parts to the horn and trombone while the trumpets and tuba have the string parts. Advanced

$10.00

Bach - Organ (Little) Fugue in G Minor - This arrangement is in F Minor to facillitate the trumpet range. Advanced

$10.00

Praetorius - La Bourrée No. 32 from Terpichore - This is the most popular dance from this collection of over 300. Comfortable ranges and frequent rests for the performers. Advanced Intermediate

$10.00

Vivaldi - Concerto for Two Trumpets - This well-known concerto features the two trumpets with the horn, trombone and tuba performing the string parts. Advanced

$10.00


 

Classical, Romantic, and 20th Century

Mozart - Rondo from Horn Concert No. 3 - This French Horn feature is accompanied by the remaining members of the modern brass quintet. Advanced

$10.00

Rossini - Barber of Seville Overture - This overture is arranged for the modern brass quintet. Advanced

$15.00

Rossini - Largo al factotum from "The Barber of Seville" - This is Figaro’s famous aria where he introduces himself as "the man about town". It features the trombone as Figaro. Advanced

$10.00

Mussorgsky - Promenade from "Pictures At An Exhibition" - The opening "Promenade" adapts nicely for the modern brass quintet. Advanced Intermediate

$8.00

Strauss - Radetzsky March - This famous march by Johann Strauss, Sr. was composed in 1848 as a show of support for Austria’s ruling class, and is named after Field Marshall Joseph Radetzky. This patriotic piece has become a classic that is often performed on New Year’s Day. Advanced Intermediate

$10.00

Dvorak - Serenade for Strings First Movement - The first movement of this famous string orchestra composition has been adapted and arranged for the modern brass quintet. Advanced

$10.00

Dvorak - Serenade for Strings Second Movement - The second movement of this famous string orchestra composition has been adapted and arranged for the modern brass quintet. Advanced

$10.00

Sibelius - Finlandia - This classic tone poem adapts beautifully for the brass quintet. As in the orchestral original, there are great parts for all the brass instruments, especially the low brass. Advanced

$15.00


 

Chorale Preludes

Chorale Prelude on Christ, The Lord, Is Risen Today - This Chorale Prelude is in the form of a fantasia as it uses phrases from this hymn interspersed with a lot of free material. It can serve as either a prelude or postlude. The tuba uses a syncopated eighth note rhythm during the sustained notes at the beginning. This pattern then dominates the last third of the piece and it invokes visions of Widor’s Toccata. Advanced Intermediate

$8.00

Chorale Prelude on Come Thou Almighty King - A festive prelude on this well known hymn. Advanced Intermediate

$8.00

Chorale Prelude on All Creatures of Our God and King and For the Beauty of the Earth - This prelude combines both hymns in counterpoint. Advanced Intermediate

$8.00

Chorale Prelude Now Thank We All Our God - This chorale prelude is in three sections. The first part uses motives from the hymn interspersed with a triplet figure. The second section is more subdued and the harmony more contemporary. Motives from the hymn are present,but secondary. The final section uses the hymn as a cantus firmus while motives and triplets occur above it. It brings the prelude to a rousing conclusion. Advanced

8.00


 

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday - A traditional setting followed by a jazz setting. Advanced Intermediate

$5.00

Happy Birthday J.S. - A 4-part fugue exposition in the style of J.S. Bach using an ornamented version of Happy Birthday as the subject. A fun setting! Advanced Intermediate

$5.00


 

Folksongs

Be Thou My Vision - This setting of the Irish folk song uses canon, homophony, and descants for a treatment appropriate for church or concert setting. Advanced Intermediate

$8.00

Boil Them Cabbage Down/ No! No! No! - Boil Them Cabbage Down and No! No! No! are combined to create this arrangement. Boil Them Cabbage Down is in major and No! No! No! is in minor. This gives rise to the polymodality and polytonality that are used throughout the arrangement to create interesting variations. Advanced Intermediate

$9.00

Civil War Suite - This suite includes settings of "The Battle Cry of Freedom", "The Bonny Blue Flag", "Hard Crackers" combined with "Tenting on the Old Campground", and "When Johnny Comes Marching Home". Advanced Intermediate

$8.00

If You Don't Want to Get in Trouble - This tune is set in a Gospel-jazz style. It begins simply with the melody lightly accompanied and becomes more elaborate as the movement progresses. A cadenza that travels through all the instruments is heard before the final coda. Advanced Intermediate

$9.00

Niggljy Naggljy - This tune makes a nice scherzo with its rapid figures. A canon is used for some of the variations and modulations abound. The middle section serves as a development section. Advanced

$9.00

Red River Valley - A rhythmic setting of this traditional cowboy song. Uses some mixed meters and has a slow middle section with chromatic harmony. Advanced

$8.00


 


Christmas

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